Dr. Donovan's Daily Hair Loss Blog (2011-2019)




Hair transplantation is an option for treating some types of hair loss.   The following articles discuss the topic of hair restoration surgery.  


A. General Hair Transplant Articles

Hair transplants from Another Person: Yes or No?

Seven Hair Transplant Myths

How many days does it take for a graft to 'take'?

Are transplanted hairs really resistant to DHT?

Is there a 'maximum' size of session for HT?

Plugs in Hair Restoration Surgery: A Term No More!

Hair Transplants and Psoriasis: Considerations

Exercise after Hair Transplantation

Options for Males with Poor Donor Hair Density

What does it take to create a brand new eyebrow ?

Correcting Prior Scarring: What are my options?

Transplanting Stage V and VI Balding: How long between sessions?

Using the Donor Area Wisely

Minoxidil after Hair Transplants

The "Hair Whorl": Transplantation of the Crown in Men

How many hair transplants can a patient have?

Am I a candidate for Surgery?

The "Trichophytjc Closure"

Control of Depth in Hair Transplant Surgery

The "Surgical Map"

To Dense Pack of Not to Dense Pack

Follicular Units: The Modern Method of Hair Restoration

More women getting hair transplants

Does one need blood tests before a hair transplant?

Eyebrow transplants: Deceivingly Simple

What determines if a woman is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Can I receive a hair transplant from another person?

Am I a candidate for a hair transplant?

Hair transplant 'test sessions' 



B. FUE vs FUT Hair Transplantation

How close can one shave after FUE?

Should I get FUT or FUE?

FUE for Women: Is it really preferred ?

Robotic Restoration with ARTAS

Is FUE better than Strip FUT Methods?

Over harvesting of the Donor Area

FUE Graft Quality

Hair Transplantation via FUE in Men with Afro-textured hair

How satisfied are patients with body hair transplantation?

FUE for Grey/White Hair

FUE in Arfo-textured hair

Hair transplantation using leg hair

ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplantation


C. Hair Transplants in Young Men

Hair Transplants in Young Men: A Common Mistake Commonly Done

Hair Transplants Before Age 25: Not Usually

Can a hair transplant doctor predict balding in a young man?

Hair Transplants in "Early Thinning": Things to Think About

Is their a minimum or maximum age for hair transplantation?


D. Hair transplants for Conditions Other than Genetic Balding

Is a hair transplant an option for traction alopecia?

Are hair transplants a possibility for scarring alopecia?

Hair transplantation into scars

Hair Transplants: Not Just for Genetic Hair Loss

Hair transplants for FFA

Can patients with alopecia areata ever have a hair transplant?

Hair Transplantation into Scars


E. Poor Growth After Hair Transplants

Poor growth after surgery: Why?


F. Hair transplantation and Hair Density

Achieving Appropriate Density in Hair Transplantation


G. Post op Side Effects

Redness After Hair Transplantation

Hiccups as a side effect of hair transplantation



H.  Donovan Criteria for Hair Transplant Candidacy

The following are Dr. Donovan's criteria for appropriate candidates for hair transplantation:


Folliculitis Decalvans Hair Transplant Candidacy

Lichen Planopilaris Transplant Candidacy

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Transplant Candidacy

Trichotillomania Candidacy: Can a patient with trichotillomania have a hair transplant?  




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